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Foundation recognised for its work supporting local people into employment

Tue 17 December 2019, 14:30|Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has won an award for its work in the community to help local people access training and employment opportunities.

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) Excellence Awards are annual awards that celebrate the achievements of students and staff, as well as the outstanding contributions of partners who work with the College.

The partnership between Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and CONEL sees us deliver a variety of training courses and employability programmes which help local people develop their skills and gain the qualifications needed to secure jobs at our stadium. These include Maths and English, Customer Service and Stewardship courses, as well as opportunities to complete a Security qualification.

Courses take place at the recently-restored Percy House, home of the Foundation, which provides a hub for teaching and learning, with dedicated advisors on-hand to help residents identify job opportunities and prepare for interviews.

Many of those who take our courses progress into jobs at the stadium, spanning areas like hospitality, security and retail, while others go on to pursue apprenticeships and higher education elsewhere.

To date, the Club has created 2,762 new jobs for local people as a direct result of its ongoing stadium development scheme and sport-led regeneration of the Tottenham area.

In addition to the courses it delivers in partnership with CONEL, the Foundation runs several other programmes designed to upskill the community and help Haringey residents find employment. For example, it organises Jobs Fairs to allow employers to connect with local jobseekers, while regular Employment Drop-In Sessions at Percy House give people access to one-to-one advice and support with their job search.

The award was presented to Tara Tewarie, Employment and Skills Manager at the Foundation. Speaking at the ceremony, she said: “We’re really proud of the work we do to help achieve better outcomes for people in the Club’s local community.

“Working with partners like CONEL, we will continue using the power of our brand to engage with residents, listen to their needs and support them on the path to a career.”

For more information about the Foundation’s Employment and Skills programmes, follow the link below...